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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Phu

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  • According to a user from Canada, the name Phu is of Vietnamese origin and means "Thanks".
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International Interest

Sino-Vietnamese word from

  1. palace, residence

Notable Persons Named Phu

Phú Quang is a composer. Phú was given the name Nguyễn Phú Quang on October 13th, 1949 in Phú Thọ.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Phu

Trần was born on May 1st, 1904 in Hà Tĩnh. He left this life on September 6th, 1931.



Trương Huỳnh Phú is a soccer player for the Becamex Bình Dương F.C., Đồng Tâm Long An F.C., Đồng Nai F.C., and Vietnam national under-23 football team. Trương was born on August 25th, 1988 in Quảng Ngãi Province.


Lê Văn Phú is an athlete for the Hải Phòng F.C.


Ngô Viết Phú is an athlete for the Bình Phước F.C.


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International Interest for Phu

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Phu as a last name

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Common last names for Phu

  • Nguyen
  • Tran
  • Pham
  • Huynh
  • Le
  • Luu

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Phu U.S.
  White 1.26% 64.26%
  African American 0.22% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 96.59% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.26% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.67% 16.26%

Of Last Name Phu

People with the last name Phu are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Phu

  • How Popular is the name Phu? Phu is the 23,012th most popular name of all time. As a last name Phu was the 13,593rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Phu have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 270 babies born with the first name Phu in the United States. That's more than enough people named Phu to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Phu? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1980 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Phu first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Phu is Friday, October 14th, 1892.
  • What year had the most people named Phu born? The highest recorded use of the first name Phu was in 1987 with a total of 19 babies.
  • Random Phu Factoid: According to the 1991 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Phu is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 1991.
  • Weird things about the name Phu: Your name in reverse order is Uhp. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hpu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Phu? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,230 people with the last name Phu.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Phu? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Phu as their last name since less than 1 person in 132k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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